Leeds Festival, 24-26th August: Bramham Park, Leeds.

[wide]Leeds 2012 logo | Leeds Festival, 24 26th August: Bramham Park, Leeds.[/wide]Once again Leeds Festival beckons us towards the end of summer and once again reaches out with open arms and a massive line-up, well you wouldn’t expect anything less would you? Come sun, rain, hale or storms we’ll be partying in the fields with 80000 festival goers and embracing a whole heap of musical delights.

With a line-up that’s fit to burst, from the likes of Foo Fighters, The Cure and Kasabian headlining the main stage to the ones to watch on the BBC Introducing stage there’s something to entertain everyone from the festival virgin to the hardcore festival goer.

As always we’ve scanned the line-up across seven stages to give you our picks from the three day event:

Friday opening up the main stage are those Pulled Apart By Horses chaps, bound to set the first day alight with their ear bleeding sounds setting the tone for the weekend, oh yes a little bit loud, a helluva crazy and enthusing total energy. BBC Introducing showcase a varied range of up and comers including their headliners Tall Ships.  The enigmatic King Charles plays the Festival Republic Stage, whilst Gallows let loose on the Lock Up. Headliners to the NME/Radio 1 Stage bringing about a bit of French electronica are Justice, whilst back to the main stage top tips aside from PABH include a band that are not eagles or death metal, yes it’s the Eagles of Death Metal and the LEGENDS that are the Foo Fighters.

Saturday brings about another varied day; it’s time to shake off those sore heads and go crazy to Wet Nuns on the BBC Introducing Stage, find a little soul to the sounds on Festival Republic and the likes of Alt-J or tear it up to Anti-Flag on the Lock Up or Hadouken on the NME/ Radio 1 Stage. Whilst on the Main Stage don your red lipstick and reminisce of years gone by (if you’re old enough) to The Cure.

The final day of Leeds Festivals, hosts even more musical goodness. Hawk Eyes headline the BBC Introducing Stage, Brightons’ Dog is Dead are set to take hold of the Festival Republic Stage show Leeds what the hype behind them is all about, whilst on the Lock Up Metronomy showcase a not to be missed vibe one what it expected to be a totally awesome performance. The NME/Radio 1 Stage host At The Drive-In and over on the Main Stage there’s The Vaccines and chance to get your swag on in a blaze of fire to headliners Kasabian.

Whilst being drubbed for a ‘main stream’ line up, there’s always something a little bit outside the box at Leeds you just have to look around and see what’s going on. Surprisingly, there are still tickets available for the weekend and did I forget to mention amongst all the music there’s FREE BEER and BAPS available to all weekend ticket holders, not just for one day but all three days.

So make haste, book it, pack it and party.


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